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Welcome to. What the heck is Graphic Design anyway?. Graphic Design is… learning how to convey information in pictures. For Example…. Graphic Design is… learning how to operate Adobe Photoshop and Adobe illustrator, the industry standards for Graphic Design and Photomanipulation.

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Graphic Design is…learning how to operate Adobe Photoshop and Adobe illustrator, the industry standards for Graphic Design and Photomanipulation.

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Yeah, we will actually be writing almost every day, but the writing will be viewing and critiquing graphic art and graphic design, so it shouldn’t be too bad…

Next= rules and regulations

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Soooo…

What is Mr. B. like anyway?

identifying characteristics of mr b
Identifying Characteristics of Mr. B.
  • Generally easy to get along with.
  • Honest.
  • Good listener.
  • Doesn’t play favorites.
  • Supportive.
  • Randomly explosive at times.

Picture taken by my 5 year old son, Spencer.

food and drink
Food and Drink
  • School Policy this year: Students can have water, but only from enclosed containers.
  • Don’t like it? Talk to the boss, I am just following rules.
something that really irritates me
Something that really irritates me…
  • If someone eats in the room and then throws the wrappers on the floor, behind their computer, under their chair.
  • See: Random explosions.
music
Music
  • Machines that create music are allowed in the Tech Lab, but only when WORKING on a project.
  • DO NOT listen to music while Mr. B. is lecturing.
  • Special words about Music in the Tech Lab.
  • DO NOT play streaming music from your computer!
funny movies
Funny Movies!
  • Nope, sorry!
  • Hogs bandwidth.
  • Wastes time.
  • See: Random Explosions.
hats and other headcoverings
Hats and other headcoverings.
  • School policy forbids the wearing of a hat on campus this year.
  • If a student has a hat on in the classroom, it will be confiscated.
  • Do it twice and the world may end.
cell phones
Cell Phones
  • I will tolerate Cell Phones in the Tech Lab for music listening purposes.
  • NO TEXTING, NO FACEBOOKING!
  • If I ask for your phone, give it to me or face possible suspension.
  • Taken Cell Phones will be given to Mr. Yaussi and you will need to serve detention to retrieve it.
what about day planners
What About Day Planners?
  • Day Planners are a BIG THING this year. Teachers are expected to use them in EVERY class.
  • Don’t like it, talk to the boss!
games
Games
  • Access to computer games in The Tech Lab is strictly prohibited.
  • Most online games are blocked anyway.
  • No Solitaire!
email
Email
  • I do not want people checking their email during class.
  • If you need to check email, do it from your phone during passing period or here after school.
my computer
My Computer
  • DO NOT touch my teacher’s computer without permission!
  • This is a violation of the code of conduct and you can be expelled!
respecting the tech lab
Respecting The Tech Lab
  • Keep your feet off the desks and chairs.
  • Please don’t mess with my windchimes, my spider, my iPhone or other stuff without permission.
it s freezing in here
IT’S FREEZING IN HERE!
  • Yeah, I know, get used to it.
  • Try wearing a sweater…
starting the class
Starting the Class
  • At the start of most class periods, I will have a slide up with my instructions for getting started for the day. This will usually have a time limit and will likely involve your Day Planner.
  • If the class takes longer to get prepared than the time limit, I will keep everyone after class to compensate.
late work
Late Work
  • Work turned in late or missed because of an unexcused absence will receive a score of 0.
  • If you need help or more time on an assignment, SEE ME before it is due!
turning in assignments
Turning in Assignments
  • All Work will be submitted via the Network DROPBOX Folder
  • Improperly copied or misnamed files will not receive any credit.
what should i call my files
What should I call my files?
  • Files are always called the same thing:

lastname_assignmentname.doc

am i going to grade everything
Am I going to grade everything?
  • Heck No! Not when we are doing AutoCAD.
  • I will select random assignments to grade once in a while.
  • I will be giving “participation grades” every other week.
grading the other units
Grading the other units…
  • Most of the other units, Fireworks, Flash, etc. will be project based work.
  • This stuff will all be graded. You will do most of it.
are there tests
Are there tests?
  • There will be 2-3 quizzes in AutoCAD to cover the material.
  • There are comprehensive finals in Technology at the end of each semester.
how does mr b teach
How does Mr. B. teach?
  • I don’t. I do not lecture AT ALL in the Technology Lab.
  • Years of experience has taught me that this is the right thing to do.
escaping the tech lab
Escaping the Tech Lab
  • Sounds awful? You can transfer out of the class…
  • But you probably need this class to graduate…
  • However, you can get out once in awhile…
passes
Passes
  • There will be no Passes given to any students during the first 60 minutes of the class.
  • After the first 60 minutes of class, students can ask to use a hall pass. IF THEY HAVE THEIR PLANNER!
  • If you haven’t asked before, I will probably let you go.
  • If you have, I probably won’t.
passes continued
Passes- continued
  • Students who refrain from using their Hall Passes for an entire semester will receive consideration at the end of the semester when considering borderline grades.
  • Students leaving the class on a pass for more than 5 minutes will not be allowed to leave the room for the rest of the semester.
annoying thing number one
Annoying thing number one
  • Talk when Mr. B. is talking, especially if he is giving a lecture.
  • This will quickly lead to Random Explosions.
annoying thing number two
Annoying Thing Number Two
  • Throwing out some lousy work in 3 minutes then saying….
  • “I’m done! I’m done! I’m done!” and thinking you can goof off the rest of the week.
really bad thing 1
REALLY BAD THING #1
  • Accessing inappropriate material on the Internet is forbidden. This includes:
    • Any images of clothing (or lack thereof) that violate the school dress code.
    • Any sites related to violence, guns, alcohol or drugs, unless specifically connected to a school assignment.
really bad thing 2
REALLY BAD THING #2
  • Using the computer to intimidate or harass others.
  • This can include use of your personal computer at home.
really bad thing 3
REALLY BAD THING #3
  • Damaging or vandalizing any of the school’s computers or technological equipment.
step one
Step ONE
  • The Corner Computer.
step two
Step TWO
  • You get to go sit in the hallway (new school policy)
step three
Step THREE
  • Long, boring writing assignments that must be completed instead of the regular class assignments.
step four
Step FOUR
  • Meeting with your parents, Mr. Yaussi, etc…
all along the way
All Along the Way…
  • Infinite Campus now has a Discipline Tab, that your parents can see…
visitors
Visitors
  • I hate having your friends in as visitors during class.
  • See: Random Explosions.
the chair
“The Chair”
  • In honor of Destin Towse.
  • Given, on occasion, to the person that has been working hardest for the last week.
  • That person gets to keep the chair for the rest of the week.
  • If it isn’t yours, don’t sit in it!
using the tech lab
Using The Tech Lab
  • No students will be allowed to access The Tech Lab before school, I am not a morning person.
  • Tech Lab can be accessed during Mr. B’s planning periods with permission.
  • The Tech Lab will be available after school for Open Computer Use.
logging onto the school s network
Logging onto the School’s Network
  • Username=

Firstname.Lastname

  • Password=

M/DD/YYYY or

MM/DD/YYYY (date must be two numbers)

  • Temporary login for new students=

User= techlab, pwd= huskies

now that you have logged in
Now that you have logged in….
  • Go find the class website:

Highlandtechnology.org

  • All class assignments will be listed each day on the class website.